Linkin Park return to the cover of Rock Sound for the first time in AGES and we get to the bottom of new album 'The Hunting Party'. Also inside: Suicide Silence, Crown The Empire, Real Friends, Soundgarden, Asking Alexandria and loads more!
For the first time in years, Linkin Park are back with an all-out rock album and it's an utter beast. In the new issue, RS Editor Ryan Bird jets off to LA to speak to Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda about life inside the world's biggest rock band, and what prompted the return to their roots.
Also inside the new issue: we say a big, loud hello to Betraying The Martyrs, In Hearts Wake, Nothing More, This Wild Life, INVSN and more in Exposure, Suicide Silence talk life after Mitch Lucker, Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce gets his balls out (not literally!), and Soundgarden's epic 'Superunknown' is inducted into our Hall Of Fame.
Meanwhile, Falling In Reverse's Ronnie Radke dishes out some life lessons (yep, they might surprise you), You Me At Six face the questions from their fans and Crown The Empire tell us all about the fantastical concept behind their forthcoming new album.
As always, we've stuffed the back pages full of reviews - we've got the world first review of Rise Against's 'The Black Market' and 5 Seconds Of Summers' self-titled debut, plus we tell you just how much you need the new Every Time I Die record in your life. It's silly good. ALSO! We hit the road with letlive. and Architects in the states, and get intimate with Twin Atlantic in a North London pub. Reeeeeal intimate.
Not enough for you? Our regular cover CD is packed full of new tunes from Suicide Silence, Charlie Simpson, Real Friends, Vanna, Climates, Madball, Heart To Heart and more, and we've got some of best posters of bands hanging out with bands you'll ever see. Want Jenna Tonight Alive throwing down with Parkway Drive's Winston McCall? How about a nice big print of Paramore's Hayley Williams arm-in-arm with AFI's Davey Havok? Or maybe you'd like to see Pete Wentz and Brendon Urie hanging out with a dog? Thought you'd like that one...
For all of that good stuff, download the digital edition right now from smarturl.it/rsapp. Not down with the digital? Order a physical copy of the mag RIGHT NOW, find your nearest stockist and subscribe at smarturl.it/linkinsound. You can pick it up in all good newsagents, supermarkets and WHSmith from Wednesday, June 18.